Translate

Pages

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Downtown Fairhope Parking Lot Trees Re-located

Fairhope, Alabama




Trees re-located to Hwy 104

Several small oak tress that had been growing in a parking lot median behind the French Quarter (adjacent to community park) downtown have been re-located to the area adjacent a new sidewalk being installed along Highway 104.

The parking lot will be paved and re-striped next week to provide 12 more parking spaces -- by reducing their size slightly (shorter and narrower).

The trees will provide shade and help prevent erosion along the new sidewalk, where city crews recently widened the shoulder and made drainage improvements.

Eventually it will extend all the way to the Rock Creek neighborhood, but that project has been delayed again according to a city official.


downtown parking to be paved

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's awesome! The slots are so close now, I'm afraid to park back there.

Anonymous said...

The mistake was made when they built that useless Amphitheater on Faulkners campus. That would have made a parking lot to accommodate almost all of the students going there.

Anonymous said...

More reasons to not go downtown

Anonymous said...

Isn't the hottest part of the summer a pretty stupid time to replant trees??

Anonymous said...

The original site plan for the John Boredom Science building included off street parking, but somehow when built the parking never materialized. So we are stuck with students, young people who should be fit, who refuse to walk two blocks from the public parking lots and instead park on the streets, Greer's and PNC's lot and Mannich's private lot.

Anonymous said...

Shorter and narrower spaces are not a good idea considering the number of large SUVs and pickup trucks so many in this area like to drive. When one parks next to me I can barely get my door open as it is. Dislike!

Anonymous said...

I doubt I can park or even drive my truck in there.

Anonymous said...

Greedy downtown business owners only care about parking for tourists now. Locals are being forced out.....

Anonymous said...

The Faulkner amphitheater was built on dedicated green space. It can NEVER be anything other than a green space.
If the downtown merchants would park in the city parking garage instead of in front of their stores.....there would be a lot more parking.

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha....greedy business owners? With tourism the main industry it would only make sense to accommodate them more. Creating more spaces allows for more locals as well. You are probably someone who shops on Amazon and Walmart destroying Fairhope's small independent businesses and our local economy.

Anonymous said...

Agree. how can we "shop local" if all the spaces are taken up by tourists all day long?

greed is not good.

Anonymous said...

Forgive me if I don't shop downtown and buy some $300 fu fu outfit or a $25 exotic muffin.

Anonymous said...

I shop on Amazon and at Walmart and my personal economy is doing just fine. Just because you open a business does not obligate me to shop there.

Anonymous said...

When the Fairhope merchants offer something I want, I'll be more than happy to shop there.
Except for Greer's. That place is nasty.

Anonymous said...

That is exactly what Wal Mart does to a place when it barges into a town. Either the downtown dries up or becomes a tourist trap and watering hole ... .

We tried to warn you.

Anonymous said...

Walmart or Amazon has nothing to do with the parking. As stated above, the big problem is merchants/employees parking on the street. I don't mind walking a little to get where I'm going, but I don't like walking 3 blocks to pick up a RX at my local, downtown pharmacy. That is why so many do their business elsewhere, but that is one thing I WILL not give up. My pharmacy knows me better than my doctors. I'm not opposed to the tourist trade, and I don't need a $300 fru, fru, but if we can't support our local merchants that have been here and made Fairhope - Fairhope, we are all doomed.

Anonymous said...

Fairhopians, you created this situation when you either lobbied for or did not oppose the turning of Fairhope into a Disney sideshow all for the love of money. Its your creation, live with it.

Anonymous said...

Yep

Anonymous said...

Business is good. The city is growing...success what is the problem?

Anonymous said...

Business is good. The city is growing...success what is the problem?